Ivan Zhukov

Zhukov, Ivan Ivanovich


Born Nov. 11 (Dec. 2), 1880, in St. Petersburg; died Aug. 13, 1949, near the railway station of Bologoe. Soviet chemist; corresponding member of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR (1946).

In 1903, Zhukov graduated from the University of St. Petersburg, where he worked until his death. He received the Mendeleev Prize in 1912 for his research on the reaction of nitrogen and hydrogen with metals (1903–26). His later work was devoted to the study of electrokinetic phenomena in disperse systems, to the development of the theory and methods of measurement of electrokinetic potential, and to the coagulation of hydrophobic colloids by electrolytes. Zhukov conducted detailed physicochemical research on Soviet synthetic rubbers. He was awarded two orders and a medal.


Kolloidnaia khimiia, part 1. Leningrad, 1949.


Vol’fkovich, S. I. [et al.]. “Pamiati I. I. Zhukova.” Uspekhi khimii, 1950, vol. 19, fasc. 5. (Contains a list of Zhukov’s works.)
Grigor’ev, O. N., and D. A. Fridrikhsberg. Ivan Ivanovich Zhukov [1880–1949]. Leningrad, 1969. (Bibliography.)